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Monthly Archives for May 2020

Coronavirus Information Update

Posted: May 29, 2020

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LOCAL INFORMATION
Tax Extension Grace Period
Residents are reminded that the deadline for the extension of the grace period for the 2nd quarter property tax payment is Monday, June 1, 2020. Any payments received after June 1st will be considered delinquent and interest will be charged back to the due date of May 1st. Payments may be made online or dropped off in the metal collection box in front of the municipal building at 502 Millbrook Avenue.

Recreation Programs
The Randolph Township Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department is aware of the announcement from Governor Murphy which allows the resumption of youth sports activities on June 22 and allows our day camps and summer recreational programs to begin on July 6. As we review the protocols and safety guidelines which will be required for these activities, we will be releasing additional information which will allow us to safely return to play, while keeping in mind the health of our participants during the ongoing health crisis.


Coronavirus Information Update

Posted: May 28, 2020

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LOCAL INFORMATION
Today’s case information dashboard indicates that there was one new case today, however, if you are tracking each day’s statistics you might wonder why the Total Positive Cases to Date did not increase by one. The reason is because one of the previously reported cases was determined to be from another town.


Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off

Posted: May 28, 2020

The Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority (MCMUA) will conduct a Household Hazardous Waste Disposal event on Saturday, June 13 and Sunday, June 28, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Morris County Public Safety Training Academy, 500 West Hanover Avenue in Parsippany.

Morris County residents will be able to drop-off unwanted hazardous materials from their households. Businesses are not allowed to participate.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, all participants must wear face coverings, keep their vehicle windows closed, and stay in their vehicles for the duration of the event while on the premises. The MCMUA is requesting that all materials be stored in the trunk, cargo area or bed of the vehicle for easy access by the contractor, who will remove it for you on your behalf.

As of 2018, electronic devices (e-waste) will no longer be accepted at MCMUA one-day household hazardous waste events. The authority advises residents to call 973.829.8006 for information and to discuss recycling options.

Acceptable materials include: pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, oil-based paints, stains, paint thinners and removers, solvents, automotive fluids, rechargeable and button cell batteries, pool chemicals, darkroom chemicals, aerosol cans (not empty), propane cylinders, small quantities of asbestos (wetted, double bagged and sealed with duct tape), driveway sealant, roofing tar, fluorescent bulbs, PCB-ballasts, mercury thermometers and switches, household cleaning products, and muriatic acid. View event flyer .

Latex paint will not be accepted, nor will explosive or highly reactive materials, such as picric acid or nitro compounds. For information about safe disposal of explosive or reactive material, call 973.829.8006.

There is a $5.00 fee for each barbeque-sized propane cylinder. Payment must be made by check only.

For more information, call 973.829.8006 or visit the MCMUA website.


Coronavirus Information Update

Posted: May 27, 2020

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STATE INFORMATION
Governor Murphy announced yesterday that the New Jersey Department of Education (DOE) and the Office of the Secretary of Higher Education (OSHE) will issue updated guidance allowing school districts and colleges/universities to hold modified in-person graduation ceremonies beginning on July 6. Below are the requirements for commencement ceremonies:

  • Must take place on or after July 6, 2020.
  • Must take place outdoors or be drive-in/drive-through (no indoor ceremonies will be allowed).
  • Must adhere to the relevant capacity limitation in place at the time of the ceremony (this may require districts to hold multiple ceremonies held over a period of time to ensure capacity restrictions are not exceeded).
  • Districts and institutions must determine the minimum number of staff and faculty necessary to facilitate commencement ceremonies and adjust attendance requirements accordingly.
  • Caps, gowns, diplomas and other materials must be mailed to individual student homes, sent electronically where possible, or otherwise distributed in a manner that complies with social distancing guidelines.
  • All activities must be coordinated in consultation with municipal officials, such as the local Office of Emergency Management, local law enforcement, first responders and local health officials.

Message from the Mayor

Posted: May 26, 2020

It has been almost 10 weeks since Governor Murphy issued a stay-at-home order and closed all non-essential businesses in New Jersey. Since that time, over 11,000 New Jersey residents and almost 100,000 Americans have died from COVID-19 infections. The stark reality of these numbers is startling.

However, on the positive side it appears that our strict adherence to social distancing and other public health guidelines has resulted in a decrease in new cases of COVID-19 and a decrease in the rate of hospitalizations due to COVID-19, which peaked in New Jersey on April 14. This is definitely encouraging news.

In Randolph, we have reported 277 confirmed COVID-19 infections among our residents, 20 of which resulted in death. Currently, three residents remain hospitalized, while 210 infections have resolved. Many people feel that we have made it through the worst. However, public health officials are urging caution and warning of the potential for spikes in reported cases and a second wave of infections if we don’t continue to follow the guidelines that got us this far.

With nicer weather and warmer temperatures, many of us are eager to get outside and back to some kind of normal. People are anxious to get back to work and to have businesses safely re-open. The governor has begun to ease restrictions and has announced that many others will likely be lifted over the next several weeks if we continue to see progress based on monitoring of key indicators.

It’s important to remember that the drop in the number of new cases and the drop in hospitalizations due to COVID-19 are the result of all the social distancing practices we have adopted including staying at home, avoiding crowds, increased handwashing, wearing of face masks, increased sanitization of public places, installation of safety shields at businesses and limits on the number of shoppers allowed in a business at one time, etc. The list of safety measures that have been implemented in the past few months is long. The virus hasn’t gone away. We are just doing a better job of controlling its spread because of all the lifestyle changes we have made.

So while it’s great to see New Jersey start to re-open, please continue to be cautious. We are not returning to the way life used to be. In Randolph, we can now play golf and go to the driving range. The Randolph community garden has opened. The Jersey Shore has opened. Non-essential businesses can now offer curbside pickup. Elective medical procedures can be scheduled. Outdoor gatherings can now include up to 25 people. The next phase of re-openings will reportedly include expanded retail, outdoor dining, indoor dining at reduced capacity, and the re-opening of barber shops, beauty salons and gyms.

But as New Jersey re-opens, we must continue to practice safe social distancing. We have to continue to take it seriously, make it a priority and follow public health guidelines. We can’t become complacent or we risk having more people get sick. If you are not worried about contracting the virus or getting sick, please do it to protect your friends, family members and neighbors who may be more vulnerable.

Thanks for your cooperation. Stay safe.

Mayor Christine Carey
May 26, 2020


Coronavirus Information Update

Posted: May 22, 2020

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FEDERAL INFORMATION
Summary of federal government information and actions regarding the COVID-19 virus

STATE INFORMATION
Governor Murphy today lifted the limit on outdoor gatherings from 10 people to 25, so long as social distancing remains in place. Indoor gatherings are still limited to 10 people or less.

NJ COVID-19 Information Hub
NJ COVID-19 Dashboard

COUNTY INFORMATION
Morris County Office of Health Management website

LOCAL INFORMATION
The COVID-19 pandemic will impact Randolph’s Memorial Day observance this year, but it won’t stop the community from honoring its fallen veterans. The ceremony will be staged by Randolph VFW Post 7733, which hosts the annual event. The ceremony, however, will not be open to the public due to the state restrictions on public gathering. Instead, the Memorial Day program will be broadcast live on the Randolph Township Facebook page, starting at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, May 25, 2020.


Coronavirus Information Update

Posted: May 19, 2020

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STATE INFORMATION
Governor Murphy on May 18, 2020 signed Executive Order No. 147 authorizing certain outdoor activities at recreational businesses such as archery ranges, batting cages, golf driving ranges, horseback riding, shooting, ranges, tennis clubs, community gardens and more effective 6:00 a.m. Friday, May 22nd.

On May 18, 2020, Governor Murphy and New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission Chief Administrator Sue Fulton announced additional extensions to driver license, registration and inspection expiration dates in their continuing efforts to mitigate COVID-19 and safeguard public health.
 
Effective immediately, the following documents, if expiring between March 13 and May 31, have been extended to July 31. Documents expiring June 30 are extended two months to August 31, and those expiring July 31 are extended to September 30.

  • All standard driver licenses (including permits) and standard non-driver IDs
  • Privately owned and commercial vehicle registrations
  • Vehicle inspections
  • Purple Heart/Disabled Veteran placards
  • Temporary tags

By law, Chief Administrator Fulton has the authority to extend expiration dates when a state of emergency has been declared. Governor Murphy extended the state of emergency and public health emergency on May 6 as part of the state’s coordinated COVID-19 response. 
 
On March 13, the NJMVC initially announced two-month extensions for licenses, registrations, and inspection stickers expiring in March, April and May, timelines that have now been pushed back. 

The NJMVC encourages customers to utilize online services, which have been expanded during the COVID-19 crisis. In most cases, customers can renew a license, replace a lost license, change an address, renew a registration and complete other transactions through the NJMVC’s Online Services portal.

Customers also should check NJMVC.gov for the latest information and updates.

RESOURCES
NJ COVID-19 Information Hub
NJ Department of Health

NJ 211: Speak to a healthcare professional at 1-800-962-1253. For general information and basic needs, dial 211. For alerts/updates, text NJCOVID to 898-211.


Audition Notice for Kids Cabaret 2020: Once Upon a Time

Posted: May 19, 2020

Brundage Park Playhouse is pleased to announce online auditions for its upcoming production of Kids Cabaret 2020: Once Upon A Time. Kids age 8 to 18 years old are being sought. The production will feature songs and scenes from beloved Disney classics and Broadway hits.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, all auditions will be submitted online. Auditioners should record 16-32 bars of a Broadway show tune or Disney song which best features their vocal skills. Video submissions should be no longer than two minutes in length. Songs can be sung A Capella, or with pre-recorded accompaniment tracks. All auditions are due by Saturday, June 1, 2020.

For detailed instructions on how to submit your audition materials, please e-mail your name, phone number and e-mail address to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this e-mail address). We will get back to you with information on how to submit your audition video. If you would prefer to set up a session for an online audition via the chat platform of your choice, please indicate that in the e-mail to us. Feel free to reach out for any further questions! We look forward to hearing from you.

Virtual rehearsals will begin the week of June 8, 2020 through Zoom. A rehearsal schedule will be made once the show is cast. Performance dates to be determined and will be rescheduled to align with COVID-19 related mandates.

For further information, please contact Brundage Park Playhouse at 973.989.7092.


Coronavirus Information Update

Posted: May 15, 2020

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STATE INFORMATION
Governor Murphy yesterday signed Executive Order No. 143 opening beaches and lakes effective 6:00 a.m. Friday, May 22, 2020.

LOCAL UPDATE
Since the COVID-19 health emergency began, food pantries have experienced an overwhelming increase in requests. Over the last couple of weeks, a team of Randolph residents has been collecting items for the Randolph food pantry. Due to the very generous support from Randolph residents through both the team’s collection and the township’s outreach, our local food pantry is full! Since there is still a need in the township and county, these residents continue to collect items and will deliver them to the Interfaith Food Pantry in Morris Plains. A big thank you to all the residents who have so generously donated! And thank you to the team of residents: Deep and Meeta Badlani, Jeannette Hernandez, Meghan Lynch, David Timpanaro and Joshua Weiner.

Interfaith Food Pantry in Morris Plains

Coronavirus Information Update

Posted: May 14, 2020

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STATE INFORMATION
As part of New Jersey’s Road Back, on May 13, 2020 Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 142, permitting the resumption of non-essential construction, curbside pickup at non-essential retail businesses, and car gatherings for the purpose of drive-through and drive-in events. The construction and non-essential retail provisions will take effect at 6:00 a.m. on Monday, May 18 while the car gatherings provision took effect immediately.

LOCAL UPDATE
All township-initiated restrictions and/or closings, not previously superseded by executive order of Governor Murphy, have been extended through June 15, 2020. A reassessment will be conducted at that time. Residents are encouraged to utilize online service options wherever possible and to call or e-mail the relevant department regarding any other matters of business. View list of services and contact information 


Coronavirus Information Update

Posted: May 13, 2020

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STATE INFORMATION
NJ Department of Human Services is hosting a live discussion for residents struggling with basic needs, including food and health insurance, as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. Join NJ Human Services on their Facebook page on Wednesday, May 13 at 7:00 p.m. to learn about services that could help you and your family during this public health emergency.

The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission today announced it has added to its growing offering of web-based transactions, expanding the types of vehicles eligible for online registration renewals and replacements. The additional vehicle registration categories range from four-year commercial trailers to commuter vans and ATVs. A full list is available at NJMVC.gov.

RESOURCES
The COVID-19 pandemic is taking a toll on mental health. Help is available for those who need it:

New Jersey Mental Health Cares Hotline 866-202-4357
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 800-273-8255


Coronavirus Information Update

Posted: May 11, 2020

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COUNTY INFORMATION
The Morris County Board of Freeholders urges all county residents to complete the 2020 census. It’s safe, it’s easy, and it’s important! Getting an accurate population count is vital to ensuring that Morris County gets its fair share of federal aid over the next decade for public disasters and emergencies such as Superstorm Sandy and COVID-19. Read the full article

LOCAL INFORMATION
Due to the extreme generosity of many Randolph residents and volunteer organizations, the Randolph Food Pantry is presently fully stocked. Cash donations and gift cards are still being accepted, but it is requested that food donations temporarily be redirected to other agencies in the community that are in need.

The Randolph Food Pantry has limited capacity, and while it has served our community for many years, it has always been intended to supplement efforts of other, larger food distribution organizations in the area.

At this time, those interested in making a donation are still encouraged to call the Randolph Township Community Services Department at 973.989.7084. Staff will be available to process the donation or to provide guidance on contacting other local food pantries such as the Interfaith Food Pantry located in Morris Plains.

The situation is evolving daily and this notice will be updated as needs change.


Food Pantry is Presently Fully Stocked

Posted: May 11, 2020

Due to the extreme generosity of many Randolph residents and volunteer organizations, the Randolph Food Pantry is presently fully stocked. Cash donations and gift cards are still being accepted, but it is requested that food donations temporarily be redirected to other agencies in the community that are in need.

The Randolph Food Pantry has limited capacity, and while it has served our community for many years, it has always been intended to supplement efforts of other, larger food distribution organizations in the area.

At this time, those interested in making a donation are still encouraged to call the Randolph Township Community Services Department at 973.989.7084. Staff will be available to process the donation or to provide guidance on contacting other local food pantries such as the Interfaith Food Pantry located in Morris Plains.

The situation is evolving daily and this notice will be updated as needs change.


Coronavirus Information Update

Posted: May 8, 2020

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COUNTY INFORMATION
Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority (MCMUA) Cancels Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Event
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the MCMUA has decided to cancel the event scheduled for May 16 at the Morris County Public Safety Training Academy on West Hanover Avenue. The next event is scheduled for June 13 at the same facility. Read the full article

LOCAL INFORMATION
Based upon clarification from the Governor’s office, the Brundage Park tennis courts and the Randolph Dog Park will be open beginning Saturday, May 9, 2020, subject to the below guidelines:

Tennis Court Guidelines for Use

  • Tennis Courts #1-5: singles use only
  • Court #6 is closed for tennis, but open for pickleball
  • Pickleball is singles use only (no more than two players on each court)
  • All participants must remain a minimum of 6 feet apart
  • No group tennis or lessons are permitted
  • Non-players are not allowed inside fence area
  • Play is limited to one hour if people are waiting to play
  • Water fountains and restrooms will remain closed
  • People waiting to play must maintain social distancing outside fence
  • Allow space for people to exit gates prior to entering courts
  • Personal hand sanitizers should be used following touching of gate or any other items within tennis courts

Dog Park Guidelines for Use

  • All participants must remain a minimum of 6 feet apart
  • Only one person per dog allowed
  • Water fountains will be turned off: please bring your own water
  • Face coverings must be worn if social distancing cannot be maintained
  • No more than 8 people allowed within dog park at any time
  • Personal hand sanitizers should be used following any touching of gate or other items within dog park

If it is observed by the township police or other staff that guidelines are not being followed, the offenders will be asked to leave and the facility may be subject to closure.


Coronavirus Information Update

Posted: May 7, 2020

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In an effort to communicate COVID-19 case information in a format that is easier to read, we have developed a new digital dashboard which will be posted and updated daily here. The dashboard features all the data contained in previous updates, as well as some additional demographic information related to the confirmed cases. We hope you will visit the website to view the new dashboard and that you find the information provided useful.

FEDERAL INFORMATION
Representative Mikie Sherrill launched a survey for small businesses in the 11th District. Small business owners are encouraged to complete the survey to share your experiences with the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and the Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) and Grants. View survey


Mobile Food Pantry Coming to Randolph

Posted: May 7, 2020

The Table of Hope Mobile Food Pantry, in partnership with Randolph Township, will be coming to Randolph on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 for a mobile free food giveaway to assist people during the COVID-19 crisis. Residents can receive free groceries, fresh produce, dairy items and canned goods.

The event, open to all with no income guidelines or pre-registration requirements, will take place from 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon in the Randolph High School parking lot off of Millbrook Avenue.

Volunteers from several groups will assist to sort food into bags and place the bags of food into the trunks of cars. The Randolph Township Council and volunteers from the Randolph Board of Education, Randolph Rotary, Randolph YMCA and township residents and staff will all be lending a helping hand to help make this event a success.

All people receiving food should drive up to get in line. To maintain social distancing, recipients will remain in their vehicles and food will be placed in their cars by the event volunteers.

Table of Hope is operated by the Spring Street Community Development Corporation. Its mobile food pantry delivers food to those in need throughout Morris County.

For more information about this event, call 973.989.7084.


Coronavirus Information Update

Posted: May 6, 2020

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Staying home and maintaining your social distance when out have helped to flatten the curve. As we have stated many times before, we truly appreciate all that our residents have done to try to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our community. Below is a summary of the most recent information and news related to COVID-19.

CONFIRMED CASES
As of today: 131,890 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in NJ; 5,655 cases in Morris County. There were no new cases in Randolph; the total to date is 261.

Of the 261 cases: 45 households have more than one individual; 10 individuals are currently hospitalized; 143 individuals have had symptoms resolve and can return to normal activities.

Sadly, we have had 19 fatalities to date. We continue to grieve with the families who have lost loved ones. The families have requested that no further information be released.

Included in the numbers above: 22 of the cases and 10 of the fatalities are associated with long-term care facilities; 4 of the 10 individuals currently hospitalized are residents of these facilities.

All individuals considered to be close contacts of the confirmed cases are contacted and asked to self-quarantine for 14 days.

STATE INFORMATION
Governor Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 138 which extends the public health emergency declared on March 9, 2020 through Executive Order No. 103 and extended on April 7 through Executive Order No. 119. Under the Emergency Health Powers Act, a declared public health emergency expires after 30 days unless renewed.

Governor Murphy’s executive order issued last week opening state and county parks included the limiting of parking to 50% of capacity. Park staff will be monitoring the parking capacity; please remember to park only in designated spaces. Restrooms will remain closed and portable sanitary facilities may not be available.


Coronavirus Information Update

Posted: May 5, 2020

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We appreciate all that you are doing to keep yourself, your family and the entire community safe. Below is a summary of the most recent information and news related to COVID-19.

CONFIRMED CASES
As of today: 130,593 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in NJ; 5,625 cases in Morris County. There was 1 new case in Randolph, bringing the total to date to 261.

Of the 261 cases: 45 households have more than one individual; 10 individuals are currently hospitalized; 140 individuals have had symptoms resolve and can return to normal activities.

Sadly, our community has had 19 fatalities to date. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the families who have lost loved ones. The families have requested that no further information be released.

Included in the numbers above: 22 of the cases and 10 of the fatalities are associated with long-term care facilities; 4 of the 10 individuals currently hospitalized are residents of these facilities.

All individuals considered to be close contacts of the confirmed cases are contacted and asked to self-quarantine for 14 days.

STATE INFORMATION
On Friday, May 1, 2020, Governor Murphy issued Executive Order No. 135 which allows the use of audio-visual technology to process a minor’s working papers and for marriage/civil unions.

LOCAL INFORMATION
Time Change for May Township Council Meetings
The township council meetings to be held on Thursdays, May 7 and 21, will start at 5:00 p.m. These meetings will be held remotely via Zoom; the public will have the ability to attend remotely and provide comment during the public sessions. You may join the May 7 Zoom meeting via computer by going to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89959323424. The meeting ID no. is 899 5932 3424. You can also call in by dialing 1-646-558-8656. The public will have the opportunity to speak during the open to the public sections of the meeting. If you are calling in and wish to speak during the open to the public sections please dial *9.


Odd/Even Lawn Watering Regulations

Posted: May 5, 2020

In an effort to conserve water, the township adopted an odd/even lawn watering schedule for property owners served by township water.

We have put together an informational page which spells out the days and times when watering is permitted. Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with these lawn watering restrictions which will be in effect from May 1 through September 30 of each year.

Read about the lawn watering restrictions »

Enforcement of this mandatory restriction will be aggressive; violations will result in the following penalties:

  • First offense: $200.00
  • Second offense: $500.00
  • Third offense: to be determined by the municipal court judge

Coronavirus Information Update

Posted: May 4, 2020

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Below is a summary of the most recent information and news related to COVID-19.

CONFIRMED CASES
As of today: 128,269 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in NJ; 5,549 cases in Morris County. There were 5 new cases in Randolph, bringing the total to date to 260.

Of the 260 cases: 45 households have more than one individual; 10 individuals are currently hospitalized; 130 individuals have had symptoms resolve and can return to normal activities.

Sadly, our community has had 19 fatalities to date. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the families who have lost loved ones. The families have requested that no further information be released.

Included in the numbers above: 22 of the cases and 10 of the fatalities are associated with long-term care facilities; 4 of the 10 individuals currently hospitalized are residents of these facilities.

All individuals considered to be close contacts of the confirmed cases are contacted and asked to self-quarantine for 14 days.

STATE INFORMATION
Governor Murphy announced today that all New Jersey public and private schools and colleges will remain closed for the rest of the academic year.

COUNTY INFORMATION
View Morris County Chamber of Commerce’s schedule of virtual seminars for the week for all county residents.


Message from the Mayor

Posted: May 4, 2020

Dear Randolph Residents,

It has been over 6 weeks since Governor Murphy issued a stay-at-home order and closed all non-essential businesses in New Jersey. At that time there were 16 deaths in New Jersey attributed to COVID-19. As of today, over 7,700 New Jersey residents have reportedly died from COVID-19. In Randolph, our latest data indicate a total of 260 confirmed cases of COVID-19 infections among residents, with 19 deaths and 10 individuals currently hospitalized. While our numbers fluctuate on a daily basis, they are definitely trending downward, indicating that social distancing strategies are working. Below is a snapshot of weekly data since we first reported confirmed cases in Randolph.

Week EndingNew CasesTotal Cases
March 231414
March 303145
April 662107
April 1353160
April 2047207
April 2733240
May 420260

The closing of non-essential businesses due to the COVID-19 pandemic has had significant impact on our national, state and local economies and many Randolph residents are experiencing economic hardships. Over the last few weeks, residents have reached out to me and other township council members to ask about property tax payments, especially those that were due on May 1, and any accommodations that might be made during this public health emergency. Because the deadlines for quarterly tax payments are established by the State of New Jersey, Randolph and all other municipalities were not able to adjust these dates.

However, on April 28, Governor Murphy issued an executive order which gave each municipality in New Jersey the option to adopt a resolution to extend the second quarter property tax grace period to June 1, 2020. By law, a municipality like Randolph Township can only adopt such a resolution as part of a public meeting. Furthermore, municipalities are not permitted to hold public meetings without first providing notice of the meeting 48 hours in advance. After learning of Governor Murphy’s executive order on Tuesday and providing the appropriate meeting notice on Wednesday morning, the township council was then able to consider such a resolution on Friday, May 1.

At the meeting on May 1, the township council voted unanimously to extend the grace period for second quarter property tax payments for Randolph property owners to June 1, 2020. The township council is very happy to provide this deadline extension for our community and hopes it is helpful to residents experiencing economic difficulties. Ideally, we would like to have taken the action earlier, but we acted as quickly as we could after the governor’s announcement. Unlike many other municipalities, Randolph was able to take this action because of our strong financial position due to many years of conservative fiscal policies and prudent management of reserve funds.

Among other efforts to assist members of the Randolph community who are facing economic hardships, Randolph Township is partnering with a non-profit organization, Table of Hope. We are very happy to host the Table of Hope mobile food pantry on the morning of Wednesday, May 13, 2020 from 10:30 a.m. until noon in the Randolph High School/Middle School parking lot. Residents in need are invited to the event. There are no income guidelines or pre-registration requirements to participate. Those who attend must come by car and remain in their vehicles. Volunteers will place bags of food directly into car trunks. More information

I’m very proud of how the Randolph community has come together during this public health crisis. Let’s continue to stay positive and help each other throughout this difficult time.

Mayor Christine Carey
May 4, 2020


Coronavirus Information Update

Posted: May 3, 2020

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We appreciate your support and recognize that staying home and maintaining social distance is not easy, especially when the weather is so beautiful. Below is a summary of the most recent information related to COVID-19.

CONFIRMED CASES
As of today: 126,744 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in NJ; 5,517 cases in Morris County. There were 3 new cases in Randolph, bringing the total to date to 255.

Of the 255 cases: 44 households have more than one individual; 11 individuals are currently hospitalized; 130 individuals have had symptoms resolve and can return to normal activities.

Sadly, our community has had 19 fatalities to date. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the families who have lost loved ones. The families have requested that no further information be released.

Included in the numbers above: 22 of the cases and 10 of the fatalities are associated with long-term care facilities; 4 of the 11 individuals currently hospitalized are residents of these facilities.

All individuals considered to be close contacts of the confirmed cases are contacted and asked to self-quarantine for 14 days.

 


Coronavirus Information Update

Posted: May 2, 2020

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We hope you enjoyed this beautiful day while continuing to remain safe. Below is a summary of the most recent information/actions related to COVID-19.

CONFIRMED CASES
As of today: 123,717 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in NJ; 5,406 cases in Morris County. There were 8 new cases in Randolph, bringing the total to date to 252.

Of the 252 cases: 43 households have more than one individual; 11 individuals are currently hospitalized; 130 individuals have had symptoms resolve and can return to normal activities.

Sadly, our community has had 19 fatalities to date. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the families who have lost loved ones. The families have requested that no further information be released.

Included in the numbers above: 22 of the cases and 10 of the fatalities are associated with long-term care facilities; 4 of the 11 individuals currently hospitalized are residents of these facilities.

All individuals considered to be close contacts of the confirmed cases are contacted and asked to self-quarantine for 14 days.


Coronavirus Information Update

Posted: May 1, 2020

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As you know, our park facilities are closed, but the trails remain open. With the forecast of beautiful weather for the weekend, we remind you to remain vigilant by continuing to socially distance yourselves from others while on the trails and wear masks if possible. We appreciate your continued cooperation and understanding. Below is a summary of the most recent information/actions related to COVID-19.

CONFIRMED CASES
As of today: 121,190 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in NJ; 5,354 cases in Morris County. There were no new cases in Randolph; the total to date is 244.

Of the 244 cases: 41 households have more than one individual; 11 individuals are currently hospitalized; 130 individuals have had symptoms resolve and can return to normal activities.

Sadly, today we must report 1 additional fatality, bringing the total to 19. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the families who have lost loved ones. The families have requested that no further information be released.

Included in the numbers above: 22 of the cases and 10 of the fatalities are associated with long-term care facilities; 4 of the 11 individuals currently hospitalized are residents of these facilities.

All individuals considered to be close contacts of the confirmed cases are contacted and asked to self-quarantine for 14 days.

COUNTY INFORMATION
May is Mental Health Month
Morris County residents should seek help if experiencing difficulty dealing with the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. The Essex and Morris Mental Health Association contends it is vitally important during this very unusual time to take care of ourselves physically and mentally. It is especially appropriate to raise this issue as we enter May, which is Mental Health Month across our county, state and nation. Read the complete article, including mental health and COVID-19 resources.

LOCAL INFORMATION
May 1 Property Tax Payments Extension of Grace Period
On April 28, 2020, Governor Murphy issued Executive Order No 130 which authorizes municipalities by resolution to extend the 2nd quarter property tax grace period from May 10, 2020 to June 1, 2020. The township council held an emergency council meeting today, May 1, and adopted Resolution R-124-20, extending the grace period to June 1, 2020. Payments can be made online, mailed to 502 Millbrook Avenue, or dropped off in the metal collection box in front of the municipal building.